Advent Christian Village

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ACV is a senior living community offering independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care, home health, and rehab -- a full continuum of care in a beautiful setting. Along with serving senior adults, included in ACV's mission is a heart for families with special needs, and children. Advent Christian Village provides a variety of services, including help for grandparents raising their grandchildren, retreats for foster children, and leadership training, which helps develop high school juniors and seniors into strong leaders with integrity and confidence. Additionally, a licensed marriage and family therapist offers counseling to the Village community and beyond. ACV remains committed to meeting the needs of senior adults, families with special needs, and children.

Through the Benevolent Fund, each month approximately 300 Advent Christian Village members with limited resources are given assistance with the cost of basic necessities. They are also able to benefit from the full continuum of care available at ACV.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Advent Christian Village
PO Box 4305
Live Oak, FL 32064


Phone: 1-800-647-3353


Organization details

EIN: 590751905

CEO/President: Craig A. Carter


Board size: 0


Year founded: 1949

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Through the years, we have been a leader in developing innovative solutions for retirement living and healthcare. Today, we remain dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive services with compassion. We offer a strong spirit of community where residents care for one another and independence is encouraged to live life fully, every day.

Mission statement

The mission of Advent Christian Village is to express Christ's love by providing compassionate care and quality comprehensive services for senior adults, families with special needs, and children in a secure, supportive residential setting and in the surrounding communities.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating680 of 85732 of 42
Fund acquisition rating418 of 85720 of 42
Resource allocation rating641 of 85732 of 42
Asset utilization rating694 of 85731 of 42

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$5,841,698$4,636,652$4,352,567$4,515,518$4,205,645
Short-term investments$13,308,885$14,148,055$13,449,520$13,161,067$15,568,292
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$19,179,147$18,762,988$18,056,322$17,676,585$19,909,469
Long-term investments$2,251,846$1,793,837$1,856,155$1,844,489$2,288,789
Fixed assets$19,546,034$20,269,151$20,942,628$20,216,774$19,866,137
Other long-term assets$5,636,991$2,429,390$2,601,755$2,816,402$2,847,331
Total long-term assets$27,434,871$24,492,378$25,400,538$24,877,665$25,002,257
Total assets$46,614,018$43,255,366$43,456,860$42,554,250$44,911,726
Payables and accrued expenses$2,629,011$2,314,141$2,142,972$2,123,336$2,052,527
Other current liabilities$303,621$141,919$49,655$41,637$33,092
Total current liabilities$2,932,632$2,456,060$2,192,627$2,164,973$2,085,619
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,041,953$1,007,811$1,221,260$1,321,164$1,447,124
Total long-term liabilities$6,879,833$7,406,745$8,338,374$7,453,554$7,844,959
Total liabilities$9,812,465$9,862,805$10,531,001$9,618,527$9,930,578
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$8,614,056$1,413,046$1,241,814$1,211,489$1,307,947
Permanently restricted$0$3,378,013$3,150,991$2,885,667$2,925,889
Net assets$36,801,553$33,392,561$32,925,859$32,935,723$34,981,148
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Total contributions$1,597,975$1,381,204$762,112$882,227$2,069,698
Program service revenue$24,031,276$22,466,112$21,491,617$20,496,482$20,639,724
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$442,365$867,860$578,794$425,334$794,626
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$24,473,641$23,333,972$22,070,411$20,921,816$21,434,350
Total revenue$26,071,616$24,715,176$22,832,523$21,804,043$23,504,048
Program services$19,478,103$18,676,195$17,748,491$17,425,727$17,490,255
Management and general$6,223,848$5,755,926$5,890,107$5,631,566$5,687,764
Total expenses$25,921,778$24,650,143$23,845,732$23,310,666$23,440,946
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Surplus (deficit)$149,838$65,033($1,013,209)($1,506,623)$63,102
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$149,838$65,033($1,013,209)($1,506,623)$63,102


Johnny NicelyPharmacist$159,984
Craig CarterPresidentceo$156,809
Keri HilliardVice President$132,936
James A SchenckVice President$128,679
Steven HettVice Presidentcfo$128,060

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/1/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Dowling Park was the fastest growing town in Florida in the early 1900s. It was built by affluent businessman Thomas Dowling who owned a lumber mill here. Dowling donated a parcel of the land to the Advent Christian denomination, and in 1913, Advent Christian Village was founded as a home for orphaned children and retired ministers and missionaries. Through the decades, the community developed and grew, adapting its methods to keep pace with the needs of a changing society. Yet it has remained true its mission, which is "to express Christ's love by providing compassionate care and quality comprehensive services" to those it serves. Today, Advent Christian Village (ACV) is a thriving community of nearly 800 members and 500 employees.

The 1,200-acre campus offers scenic landscapes along the Suwannee River within a hometown atmosphere. At ACV, neighbors care about each other. This unique community is enriched by members of all backgrounds, faiths and economic abilities. No entrance fees and reasonable rates make it a viable option for virtually anyone. Along with a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living and acclaimed skilled nursing care, ACV offers a range of rental options and even home ownership. Members may choose from an array of services, paying only for the ones they use. It is one of only 15% of communities accredited by CARF-CCAC, the nation's sole accreditor of retirement communities. This self-contained village has the benets of a city, complete with a wellness center, quality medical clinic, dining choices, pharmacy, grocery store and market center. There is plenty to do, with engaging activities and a variety of volunteer opportunities with nearly 40,000 volunteer hours performed annually.

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